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To compute and serve ''Once everything is up and running,...

Let's see one of you complainers go deal with a fight on Ontario and not pee your pants. Whiners.  (Feb 14, 2008 | post #13)

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Bethlehem's Five Points plan to go before the public COMM...

Hey Mr. Givens...I have not seen you at any city council meetings or mentioned in any city council transcripts. Put your money where your mouth is, chief. Unless of course it's too hard to fit it up there...  (Feb 11, 2008 | post #16)

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Eighth Avenue build-out in Bethlehem

Nope. Not economically feasible in the area. Would be cheaper to build somewhere else. Only residential sales would return the required dollars per square foot. And nevermind...I found the drawings.  (Feb 1, 2008 | post #32)

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Eighth Avenue build-out in Bethlehem

Where did you see renderings?  (Feb 1, 2008 | post #30)

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Eighth Avenue build-out in Bethlehem

The Martin Tower facilities would never properly support a modern office setup. The best it can hope for is a residential renovation. As someone who values historic buildings, I truly hope something is done to save Martin Tower. It's a icon and an important slice of the city history, no matter how you view its symbolism.  (Feb 1, 2008 | post #27)

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Eighth Avenue build-out in Bethlehem

Yes...but Allentown has very little diversity of class in its center city area. To be a bit clearer... 1) Short blocks (inhibits isolation, encourages mix) 2) Mixed primary use (encourages mix, covers the daily schedule...people leave for work, people come for work, people come to shop, people come for lunch, people come to socialize, people leave from work, people come home from work, people go out to socialize...it's a loop of constant activity during most of the day) 3) High density (more people = more activity) 4) Old buildings (mixed with new, encourages diversity) Allentown's blocks are OK...many are very long and isolating though. Mixed use is prevalent, yes...but these mixed uses do not encourage people from outside the neighborhood to come in, so you lose lots of that activity needed to feed the area. High density Allentown has in droves. Old buildings mixed with new...Allentown only has new in one a block section of Hamilton...and it's only commercial, not residential. There are very few (actually, are there any?) new residential buildings in Allentown center, and therefore the demographic mix is isolated. As always, it's not as simple as rattling off 4 points and solving the problems of a city. My point was open space is a very minor contributor to the well being of a city, and even then only if it meets criteria of location, activity and demographic appropriateness.  (Feb 1, 2008 | post #25)

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Eighth Avenue build-out in Bethlehem

Hi there, love! Good to see you posting here. Even better to see that you are so right on the money. Isolated open space in a city becomes an eyesore due to non-use. It attracts criminal activity and tends to collect garbage that someone then has to gather. It does not "clean up the air," nor does it provide safe leisure space. For that "open space" to be useful it would have to be between homes and businesses where people can safely walk and spend time. Right now, it's just a blight. You need four things in a city neighborhood to be vital… 1) Short blocks 2) Mixed primary use 3) High density 4) Old buildings Open space is but a tiny part of number 2, and cannot be of any benefit by itself.  (Feb 1, 2008 | post #20)

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PPL files rate plan with PUC

You people are all too much. Last I heard PPL was a for-profit company... Get off your duff and discover ways to reduce your energy costs to offset the increase brought about by deregulation (which is what you all wanted in the first place...here's your reward).  (Dec 3, 2007 | post #15)

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A ray of hope for the future of the Sun Inn?

And no thanks to the Historic Bethlehem Partnership...which has largely ignored (shunned?) the Sun Inn for ages...  (Nov 28, 2007 | post #6)

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LANTA switches gears, will consider route changes

Slam public transit all you want...I'll happily ride my A line to and from work (on the days I don't ride my bike, of course) for less than a dollar a day (thank you, PPL). Do that in your SUVs. If LANTA just returns to Hamilton between 10th and 7th with one bus per 1/2 hour, I think we'd all be in better shape. That can easily cover the ridership that needs it while keeping Hamilton moving.  (Nov 13, 2007 | post #24)

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Police: Home invaders beat Bethlehem man -- themorningcal...

He has three loser sons, right? $100 says it was them...unless of course they're all in jail.  (Oct 9, 2007 | post #9)

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Bethlehem officials probe weekend illnesses at college --...

Calm down...nobody is naming it.  (Oct 3, 2007 | post #4)

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Bethlehem Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl -- th...

Er...BPD, sorry.  (Oct 3, 2007 | post #2)

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Bethlehem Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl -- th...

OK, BAPD. Make this one airtight and get this tool out of my neighborhood for good.  (Oct 3, 2007 | post #1)

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Rabies law came back to bite them -- themorningcall.com

This is where Michael Scott's Dunder-Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Fun Run Pro Am Race for the Cure failed.  (Sep 28, 2007 | post #12)

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